Derby

Ashbourne house raid gang threatens man

A gang threatened a man while they searched his Derbyshire home.

On Saturday night the 64-year-old victim was confronted in his garden by three men who were trying to break into his house in Church Street, Ashbourne.

He was forced inside and had to watch while the gang spent an hour searching the property.

The householder managed to raise the alarm and the intruders fled, leaving antiques in the garden. Police have appealed for witnesses.

The victim was left uninjured but shaken.

Two of the men were white and one black and all wore face coverings.

Police said they believed the men must have used a van or other large vehicle as they planned to transport antiques from the house.

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